The word “Geopoethics” comes from gē (meaning, “earth”), poiesis (meaning, “to create”) and ethics. The poiesis in Geopoethics has a sort of Heideggerian “bringing-forth” of the earth, not as something which was hitherto absent but by bringing something from concealment to unconcealment, from darkness to light. The earth is “brought into the light (or clearing) opened up by the created work itself” (Whitehead 2003). Geopoethics is about “thinking” (noein) the ‘always, already’, constituting not only the idea of the earth but the earth itself. It is not only the poetry but the process of creation itself (poiesis).
The Nautilus: A Maritime Journal of Literature, History, and Culture, a peer-reviewed scholarly publication, seeks submissions for its twelfth annual issue, to be published in spring 2021. Contributors are encouraged to submit manuscripts on any aspect of maritime literature, history, or culture, following MLA style, using endnotes and the works cited format. Manuscripts are usually in the range of 20-25 pages; however, shorter and longer works are sometimes accepted for publication.
The fiction produced in a particular historical moment reflects a society’s values. So, what can we learn about our contemporary value systems from murdering, terrorizing, and drug-abusing characters like Patrick Bateman, Tyler Durden, and Mark Renton, who reject so many of the major cultural norms that constitute Western capitalist societies? Texts like Ellis’s American Psycho, Palahniuk’s Fight Club, and Welsh’s Trainspotting have been dubbed “transgressive fiction” because of the sense in which their characters cross and deconstruct boundaries by opposing, disregarding, and subverting hegemonic paradigms.
Contagions and Non-Human Animals: (Re)Viewing Disregarded Species in Real and Imagined Pandemics
The impact of COVID-19 and the threat that it poses to future human experiences has been well-documented in news reports during the past few months. However, now that non-human animals are possible carriers and becoming infected, their experiences, while often overlooked, are nevertheless integrated into the worldwide pandemic.
Thus, this collection seeks to balance essays about non-human animals during real-world pandemics, such as the COVID-19 one, with those of their experiences during literary or cinematic ones. The scope of this call for papers is broad and can include topics such as:
Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Film
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Film for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).
Call for Book Chapters on Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature
Vernon Press invites chapter proposals on the theme: Mythological Equines in Children’s Literature for an edited collection of the same name in the series Equine Creations: Imagining Horses in Literature and Film, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).
I invite chapter proposals on Marguerite Henry’s Newbery-winning novel King of the Wind for the first in a series of edited collections about Henry’s individual works, edited by Rachel L. Carazo (Northwestern State University).
All areas of study, with a common goal of representing the cultural, social, philosophical, and material significance of King of the Wind are invited to participate.
While writing my graduate thesis, “Conflicting Views of Culture and Power: The Arab World in Marguerite Henry’s King of the Wind”, Dawn Heinecken also published an article about the absence of scholarship on Henry’s works. These proposed collections therefore seek to increase the scholarship available about Marguerite Henry.
“Experiment,” suggests Joan Retallack, “is a reaching out to experience things that cannot be grasped merely by examining the state of our own minds.” Here, Retallack is working toward an incisive description of experimental writing’s relationship to scientific experiments. Experimental poetry and science share, according to Retallack, a tendency to engage diverse forms of change, what she calls “an interrogative dynamic.” For this roundtable, we draw a third component into this confabulation by citing moments of crisis as potentially homologous engagements with interrogative dynamics. Within the folds of crisis, past experiences can become a palimpsest and subjects must traverse the unknown.
The battle against COVID-19 provides the latest example of war used as a metaphor. That is, it exemplifies the persistent, if not seemingly obligatory way that we deploy war as a metaphor against “enemies” such as “crime” and “drugs.” This ubiquitous practice stages metaphorical battlefields and soldiers, including hospitals and healthcare professionals, grocery stores and delivery workers. We might consider how deploying the metaphor of “war” against coronavirus reaps various costs and benefits to its figuration as such. On one hand, local to global populations are recruited to band together against disease. Personal sacrifice and national resources receive renewed attention.
Afro-pessimism and Black Optimism in the Afterlife of Slavery
Northeast Modern Language Association 52nd Annual Convention, March 11-14, 2021
Chair: Eugene Pae, State University of New York at Albany (email@example.com)
Call for Papers for Special Issue of Mythlore, Spring 2021:
Honoring Ursula K. Le Guin: Citizen of Mondrath
Guest Edited by Melanie A. Rawls
Deadline extended: Submit finished papers by December 20, 2020
Mythlore, a journal dedicated to the genres of myth and fantasy (particularly the works of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis), invites article submissions for a special issue focused on Ursula K. Le Guin, grandmaster of mythopoeic fantasy.
CALL FOR PAPERS: "WORLDBUILDING AND THE ASIAN IMAGINATION"
SARE: Southeast Asian Review of English
vol. 58, no. 1, 2021
JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—an academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our fifteenth year of issues.
We are interested in articles for an issue that explores the history of anarchism, including recent history of anarchist movements, groups, and individuals. We are also interested in related currents, which include Black bloc, antifa, and the creation of autonomous zones, as well as ecological movements or groups like Extinction Rebellion.
This year marks 85 years since ICEA began hosting academic conferences. It is almost fitting, then, to be able to mark this occasion by moving forward together in another landmark occasion: our first fully digital conference experience, using Zoom as our teleconference software of choice.
Philip K. Dick: His Sources and Inspirations
This special issue of The Projector seeks submissions focused on contemporary community media as activist and aesthetic practices. In 2005, Kevin Howley described community media as “popular and strategic interventions into contemporary media culture committed to the democratization of media structures, forms, and practices.” In revisiting this definition 15 years later, the holistic aim of this special issue is to interrogate shifts in various community media making environments brought about in the past decade.
A popular site such as ShortList https://www.shortlist.com/ offers lists of what it presents (without qualification) as the best movies of a decade or genre and the best shows to watch on streaming services. The site was first launched in 2010 as an adjunct to Shortlist, the free British weekly magazine designed for young professional men. After its print edition ended in 2018, shortlist.com ostensibly became a venue no longer aimed at white, upwardly mobile (British) men. Today, it presents itself as providing a “new way of ordering your world and helping you find the best of everything [in] entertainment, tech, style, home, health & fitness and food.”
European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021
3-6 June 2021, Athens, Greece
Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare in Second and Foreign Language Learning
From text to classroom, at all skill and grade levels, and in every medium and format, Shakespeare appears in textbooks and curricula around the world. Educators choose Shakespeare across languages and with recourse to diverse media, encouraged by student recognition of cultural references, images, and quotations which generate a valuable touchstone for teaching literature and theatre, and from there lead to developing critical thinking, artistic expression, language, and communication skills.
European Shakepeare Research Association Conference 2021
3-6 June 2021, Athens, Greece
Call for Seminar Papers: Shakespeare and the Nature of Utopia/Utopian Nature
Ezra Pound’s role in modernism is undeniable, but his connections to Philadelphia may be less obvious and are worthy of exploration. He spent his formative years in this “birthplace of America,” where his father worked at the U.S. Mint. Among the many artists he befriended in Philadelphia were fellow poets who would become modernists: Hilda Doolittle (H.D.), Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams. Pound’s relationship with Philadelphia institution University of Pennsylvania is a tumultuous one. Having earned his master’s degree, he was “pushed out” of the program, and his efforts to get a PhD were denied by the university, including many recent efforts to award him a posthumous PhD. This remains another source of controversy in Pound studies.
Call for Roundtable Participants
This roundtable will illustrate how the image of the mafia has been romanticized, falsified, glorified, or held up to historical accuracy in film, television or literature.
The image of the mafia and how it has been appropriated into cultural studies as a romantic business where loyalty and friendship drive a way of life, has contorted our view of its reality. The many images of the mafia we see ranging from filmic representations of the good-hearted mafia Don like Vito Corleone to the fun-loving, soldier like Henry Hill to the flawed but honorable aging Junior Soprano help situate an idea of what it means to be part of this thing called the mafia.
Call for Panel Papers
This session promises a candid look at some of Scorsese’s films, delving into character masculinity, paranoia, gangsterism, and obsession with violence.
The 5th Vampire Academic Conference
October 30th 2020 9:00 am- 7:00 p.m. and October 31st 10:00 am- 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time
CALL FOR PAPERS
MAIN THEMES: This conference will focus on the American Vampire and how they are represented. There is a vast amount of literature and film representing American vampires such as Salem’s Lot, Anne Rice and her chronicles, Lost Boys, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Blade, Twilight and of course Bela Lugosi’s classic Dracula.
American Vampires KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS: To Be Confirmed
CFP: Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations
A special issue of Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022
Guest Editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher
Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2020
3 Day International Web-Conference
Rethinking Humanities and its Entanglements
Amity Institute of English Studies and Research, Amity University Kolkata
August 5-7, 2020
Event Registration Link : https://forms.gle/yxTjkVUCdVZEm8an9
Schedule of the Event
(schedule-timings are mentioned in Indian Standard Time)
19th-century America was the site of various reform movements: antislavery, women's rights, education, temperance, penal reform, et al.
Computers and Composition and Computers and Composition Online Special Issue Call for Papers: Making Games Matter
In a brief survey of four 2016 A Midsummer Night’s Dream productions, Katherine Brokaw remarked that, this is, “perhaps of all Shakespeare’s plays, the one that most tempts radical and experimental interpretation. It is at once familiar and other” (Shakespeare Bulletin 35.1, 2017, pp. 148-156). Indeed, A Midsummer Night’s Dream has often been interpreted as a benevolent, cheerful story with airy, glittering fairies, well-meaning mechanicals, and lush natural settings, ending with a vision of natural harmony and social order.
[ Context: Big Data & Society has issued a call for Special Theme Proposals. I will be proposing “Divisive Data” as a special theme. This initial call is to gather a list of interested contributors, along with titles and abstracts of articles, to submit to BD&S. ]
The promise of the internet was a promise of connection. Networked technologies would erase the physical and cultural space that separated us. Digital communications would unite us like never before. Online platforms would “bring the world closer together” (Zuckerberg 2017). Communication technologies would collapse boundaries, encourage dialogue, and facilitate mutual understanding.
PODCAST PARTICIPANTS WANTED
"What, Like, It's Hard?" is a podcast that celebrates the study of popular music in academia
while supporting the academic community over a podcasting format.
The podcast format will run as follows: Each episode is around 50 minutes and will begin with a
3-5-minute introduction before a 10-15 minute chat with the guest about their journey in
post-secondary education, their successes, and low moments. Then the guest will give a 12-15
minute paper of their research topic. After, the next 1-15 minutes will be a discussion between
the host and the guest about the research presented in the episode.